A retreat that inspires 'balance and beauty of inner stillness'. Well, that’s a big ask for a jaded couple on a break-out holiday from work and teenagers. Strangely, we discovered it through walking Sam, the owner’s dog, who led me down his favourite beach-front haunt on a drizzling Saturday morning. Staying in the Cottage, we had plenty of time for contemplation and indulgence (even if the sauna-like atmosphere created by the woodburner occasionally lulled us into a stupor). With a Zen-like assurance, the owners provided the ‘beauty’ with leisurely breakfasts, inspiring travel tales and a truly welcoming spirit (we reckon it’s hard to fudge this sentiment). They even delivered fresh oysters to our door! To find the ‘balance’, we recommend a romp with Sam and then champagne in the boatshed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stunning property with private beach access, Heartsong Retreat is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. Walk down the private path to the beach and a heritage boatshed is the perfect place to relax and read or watch the sunset. Guests have free access to the dinghy and kayaks. Accommodation options include a gorgeous cottage set in private gardens,a self-contained Cabana/studio and the comfortable Kereru and Nikau rooms with private external access. A generous and delicious continental breakfast is provided. ... more less
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